January 15, 2012, - 8:22 pm
If you are a married guy in America (or living with a girlfriend), your main TV is probably slavishly tuned right now to NBC’s “Golden Globes” awards show and red carpet pre-show. I, myself was watching “60 Minutes” (more about that in another post), but switched to NBC during the commercials, and I saw some kinda funny uber-politically correct and not so politically correct stuff that begs to be written about here:
Awkward Politically Correct Golden Globes Moment #1: Some Asian chick, named Jeannie Mai (who I understand is a make-up artist and contributor to NBC’s “Today” show), is a co-host of the Globes red carpet pre-game deal. I mention her nationality only because I didn’t know who she was, never heard of her before, and her razor-thin slim Asian build is relevant to what happened. I flipped to NBC and caught Mai interviewing the morbidly obese actress, Melissa McCarthy, wearing some sort of dark-colored sack with some beading. McCarthy, shown with her husband and Mai, is larger than both Mai and hubby put together times two. Mai tells her how beautiful she looks and how “everyone’s dying to know who you’re wearing. That dress is stunning.” Um, who is she kidding? No one is dying to know what she’s wearing, except to know how many acres of tarp it took to make the hideous jumbo tent. And the dress ain’t stunning, unless the word “stunning” suddenly got a new meaning . . . or today is “Opposite Day,” and I didn’t get the memo. Please stop BS’ing us and the fat chick, who knows it’s BS, and so do we. Political correctness is sometimes the best form of vomit-inducement. And definitely the richest form of bull-dung. Not saying we should make the fat lady feel bad, but don’t pretend this tarp tent is “stunning.” It ain’t. No one is saying, “Gotta have that.”
Awkward Un-Politically Correct Golden Globes Moment #2: Still on the petite Asian chick, Mai, interviewing the fat chick, McCarthy. Mai (again, she’s your stereotypically razor-thin Asian chick) tells McCarthy (again, she’s like 300 pounds and it shows), “I have such great abs because of you.” Uggghhh. Awkward. Somebody was born without an edit button. If you’re that thin and you know it, don’t rub it in to the morbidly obese fat lady, and don’t brag on TV to the rest of the world about your abs. But, wait, it gets worse. She explains why she has the “great abs”: “I laughed so hard from watching ‘Bridesmaid’ that it gave me such great abs.” Um, somebody at NBC needs to do a better job of casting red carpet show hosts. Rude and insensitive. The insults are supposed to start after Ricky Gervais takes the stage. Not before. Again, don’t pretend that “fat is beautiful,” but don’t make the woman feel bad, either. Geez.
Annoying Golden Globes Moment #3: A L’Oreal cosmetics ad starring Jennifer Lopez comes on the screen at about 7:54. The commercial begins with a subtitle, “100% Puerto Rican.” Huh? And I thought she was American. Gee, do you ever see cosmetics ads that say, “100% White,” “100% Black,” or “100% Lesbian” (that’s the Queen Latifah Cover Girl ad)? It’s absurd. And offensive. Still waiting for the “100% Irish” and “100% Jewish” cosmetics ads. Thanks, L’Oreal, for the La Raza identity politics cosmetics ad.
Tags: abs, arrival show, awards show, Bridesmaids, dress, fat lady, Golden Globes, Jeannie Mai, Melissa McCarthy, red carpet